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Freezing rain expected to make Monday morning difficult
National Weather Service reminds residents of impacts of freezing rain
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20 February, 2018

Today A chance of freezing rain, mainly before 7am.

Rain and drizzle will become more spotty in nature this afternoon and temperatures will fall.

Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 12.

The winter weather advisory continues until noon for most of northeast Kansas, however models are indicating an area of freezing rain may develop along and east of HWY 75 around sunrise.

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In Madison on Sunday, look for patchy fog before 9 a.m., otherwise mostly sunny skies, a high near 40 and light and variable winds becoming south winds at 15 to 20 miles per hour in the morning, gusting as high as 35 mph.

Southwest Airlines have canceled almost all flights before 1 p.m. Tuesday, and American and United have canceled some as well. As far as ice accumulations go, I think we are looking at a total of sleet and ice around a quarter inch in and around Kansas City. Temperatures should warm-up by week's end so widespread icing should not be a huge concern by Friday and Saturday when highs climb back to near 50 degrees.

Mixed wintry precipitation is expected over southern and eastern Minnesota into western Wisconsin early Monday morning through Tuesday with accumulating snow for western into central Minnesota Monday night into Tuesday.

The Weather Service said there's a chance of freezing rain as the system moves out, with temperatures dropping to around 17 overnight. Cloudy, with a high near 30. Winds could gust as high as 28 miles per hour. Wind chill values as low as -2. For meteorological winter, Madison has received 27.2 inches, 5.9 inches below normal.


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